Emerging executives at NEW partner companies may now apply for NEW Executive Institute 2017, a leadership development program designed for women in the retail, consumer goods and services industry.
NEW Executive Institute includes off-site learning at three immersion sessions, including one international session; learning webinars; executive coaching; and on-going education and networking and access to the NEW Executive Institute Alumni Support Network.
"The NEW Executive Institute provided me with the opportunity to connect with amazing women from throughout the industry and learn about my own personal leadership style, which makes me a more powerful leader," said Heather Paquette of Hannaford Supermarkets.
NEW Executive Institute participants learn to:
- Identify practices needed to achieve higher levels of success
- Increase their capacity for building alliances and handling conflict
- Develop strategic relationships for accurate feedback and organizational navigation
- Leverage feedback and new problem-solving techniques to improve team performance
- Learn ways to link operations strategy to the customer experience for improved financial outcomes
- Increase cross-cultural proficiency
- Gain valuable industry connections and networking opportunities with access to a talented and vetted community of supportive, high-potential women
- Learn specific skills to improve career options and support greater visibility for women in senior positions
- Adopt proven techniques to improve work-life balance
"NEW Executive Institute provided meaningful insights and helped me connect with my underlying values and authentic self. I'm confident this experience will have a lasting impact on my leadership journey," said Sandra Hand, The Hershey Company.
Women who are seasoned professionals with at least eight years of experience and management perspective across the enterprise or multiple departments, are identified as high-potential talent, who are 12 to 18 months from a promotion of increased responsibility, are three to five tiers from the top of their organization’s hierarchy or have final responsibility for large-scale enterprise-wide projects are invited to apply.
Companies are urged to nominate a diverse slate of individuals to build cross-function expertise. Seats in the program are limited; NEW partner companies are given priority.
NEW Executive Institute 2017 tuition is $19,500 and space is limited. Thirty-six women and four alternates will be selected to participate.